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More than being the boss: How enterprise skills can help you!

Enterprise isn’t just about being the next Alan Sugar (although you might want to be – and that’s great!) Sure,  if you look up enterprise in the dictionary you’ll see:

Enterprise is the activity of managing companies and businesses and starting new ones.

But did you know you’ll also see:

Enterprise is the ability to think of new and effective things to do, together with an eagerness to do them.

(Collins English Dictionary)

Enterprise is applying creative ideas and innovations to practical situations – a skill set that will help your career whether you have ambitions of one day running a huge company, becoming  a freelancer or actually you’re still working it all out.  And the great news is there are lots of ways you can start to develop those skills and gain support here at University.

Masood Enterprise Centre

The Masood Enterprise Centre  is a great place to start no matter whether you’re already bursting with an idea for your future enterprise or want to be inspired by creative business minds.  Amongst other things they offer:

  • Start-up Spotlight series. These informal events show it’s not just about the big brands. The events generally consist of a short presentation from a start-up entrepreneur followed by Q&As. This month it’s Josh Robson and Naeem Shabir who created their Manchester-based company, Intergalactic Gaming, whilst in their final year at University.
  • Competitions to get your ideas flowing and funds to help them become a reality.

Enterprise Club

The Careers Service has also started an Enterprise Club for those students who might want to take a different approach to their career. Run via a Facebook group, it’s a chance to connect with like minded students and find out about events they’ll be running.  Take a look at their recent video series where recent Manchester graduates talk about setting out on their own in a range of ventures.

the careers service also has lots of practical advice and support about working for yourself.

Manchester Entrepreneurs

One of the largest student societies in the UK, Manchester Entrepreneurs organise a wide range of events and networking opportunities to help you  develop the skills and confidence to start up on your own or make connections with existing start-ups. Take a look at their various programmes and events.

Entrepreneurial skills can give you the confidence to try out new ideas, take risks, and explore different opportunities.  And all these events and activities are a great way to network and meet people – you might be inspired to start something of your own, work for a start-up or simply take the skills and ace interviews for whatever you chose to do!

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